Kerala has more than 30,000 murals, with a lot of them being created by the artist Suresh Bhagwan, a former chief minister of the southern state.
One of the largest murals he painted was at the Bharatiya Janata Party headquarters in Thiruvananthapuram, the capital of Kerala.
The other two murals in his portfolio were at the Birla Group offices in Chennai and in the government building in Kerala’s capital, Kochi.
The former chief of the Kerala art department, who was instrumental in the establishment of Kerala Art School, said his work at the state level was influenced by the style of the early 20th century.
“I was always influenced by paintings by German artists like Georg Wilhelm Friedrich and the great German painters,” he said.
The mural painting he painted in the state’s capital is entitled ‘The Golden Child’ and depicts the golden child, with two sisters, who were born in the capital, the painting said.
Suresh said the murals at his studio were “very, very large” and had a “complex” structure, which he hoped to add in the future.
“They are a very important part of the state, but I am hoping that I can paint more and more murals,” he added.